Sunday, September 19, 2021

Clear signs of fourth COVID wave starting in Pakistan: Asad Umar


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development and Head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar on Friday said that they have clear signs of fourth COVID-19 wave hitting the country, ARY NEWS reported.

Taking to Twitter to share the news, Asad Umar said that two weeks back, he had shared their artificial intelligence models are showing possible emergence of the fourth wave.

“Now there are clear early signs of 4th wave starting,” he said and blamed it on the poor SOP compliance, coupled with the spread of variants of concern, India’s Delta variant in particular.

NCOC head further said that field reports are showing a complete disregard of the condition of vaccination for those attending indoor weddings and going to indoor restaurants and gyms.

“If the owners of these facilities do not show responsibility and ensure compliance, there will be no choice but to shut them down,” Asad Umar said.

On July 08, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation on Thursday wherein he spoke of the global pandemic situation in the country, noting the government is duly overseeing the anticipated fourth Covid wave.

The premier said India’s delta variant is of grave concern for the government given the troubles it has wreaked in Bangladesh as well. He advised adherence to mask-wearing as Eid ul-Azha approaches.

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